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budget 2022 expectations

What are the Union Budget 2022 expectations of corporate leaders?

In light of the continuing pandemic, health has become the biggest priority for people and nations alike. In India, the pandemic exposed several gaps in the existing healthcare infrastructure; however, the government has been quick to come up with reforms and policy level changes to address the issues. Yet there is still in need...
Shibashish Sahoo

National Road Safety Month 2022: In conversation with Shibashish Sahoo from Cube Highways

Cube Highways & Transportation Assets Advisors (P) Ltd is India's leading highway operations and maintenance advisor. In an exclusive interview for National Road Safety Month 2022, Shibashish Sahoo, Vice President of Social Initiatives puts a spotlight on how the company is driving positive change in communities and the world at large. Sahoo specializes in...
diversity winners

Who are the Diversity Winners in the Pandemic Era?

Future workforces of organizations will be much more diverse than what they are today. Tomorrow’s workforce will include individuals of different genders, ages, races, ethnicities, and lifestyles. Effectively leveraging this human capital will play a large role in companies’ future competitiveness and economic performance. If companies deprioritize Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) during the Covid-19 crisis,...
Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (ACR), IIT Madras, addressing the IIT-M roundtable Meet in Mumbai

IIT Madras actively pursues corporate tie-ups for tech-driven CSR

The potential for science and technology to work in tandem with CSR for the greater cause of nation-building is limitless. Working towards the goal of making tech-driven CSR activities, IIT Madras organized a roundtable meet titled ‘Explore and Grow—CSR Partnerships’ in Mumbai on 16th December 2021. The event focused on the emerging trend within India’s...
Snigdha Parupudi - author

Author Snigdha Parupudi discusses the social impact of SST, the CSR arm of TVS Motor Company

Snigdha Parupudi was born and raised in Canada, then transplanted into a small town in south India. She is a gold medallist from Madras University and has experience working in the social sector. Her work has been published in Parabola, National Geographic Traveller, Open, The Indian Express, and The Hindu BusinessLine. Her book, A Silent...
energy conservation

Energy Conservation at Major Corporations in India

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) of India implemented the Energy Conservation Act in 2001, on this very same day, deeming December 14 as National Energy Conservation Day. Energy conservation refers to the prudent use of available resources and the prevention of energy wastage through efficient methods. The objective of the Energy Conservation Act in...
persons with disabilities

CSR Concerning International Day of Persons with Disabilities

An analysis of disclosures by listed companies reveals that the share of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is a negligible 0.46% of their employee base. Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Over the years, the Indian Government has created several policies to support differently-abled people. Unfortunately, families and institutions remain in the dark...
Wiley India - Prashasti Rastogi

Prashasti Rastogi, CSR & Diversity lead, Wiley India talks gender-inclusive workforces

For our ongoing series where we acquaint you with the #csrleaders of today, we spoke to Prashasti Rastogi who is currently the Director, Communications & Business Strategy at Wiley India and leads CSR for the company. This young achiever was recognised as DivHERsity Champion 2021 by Jobs For Her Diversity Awards 2021. She has...
Atul Satija - GiveIndia

Atul Satija, CEO and Founder 2.0, GiveIndia on raising ₹700 crore for India’s fight against Covid-19

Atul Satija quit a high-flying corporate career to dedicate his time and energy towards alleviating poverty. After 17 years of corporate success in some of the largest global organisations, he decided to start The/Nudge Foundation to fulfill his passion of working on inequality and social issues facing India. Another compassionate act was signing the...
Schaeffler - Santanu Ghoshal

Santanu Ghoshal, CSR Head, Schaeffler India: Our CSR projects are well aligned with seven SDGs

Heading the pan India corporate social responsibility for a globally respected international company calls for a special set of leadership skills. With his versatile exposure in organizational development, talent management, Human Resource transformation and employee engagement, Mr. Santanu Ghoshal is equipped to lead confidently in multiple roles. Not only is he the CSR Head...
Puneet Anand - Hyundai

Puneet Anand, Asst. VP & Group Head – Corp Affairs & Comm, Hyundai Motors India Ltd. Talks CSR, Road Safety and Electric Cars

Apart from bringing the Korean aesthetic and attention to detail, Hyundai has become synonymous with road safety because of its long-running Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that revolve around making drives safer. ‘Safe Move’ is one of the key pillars of Hyundai Motor Group’s long-term road-safety CSR initiative across the globe. During the sixth edition...
cybagekhushboo scholarship

CSR: CybageKhushboo scholarship will annually provide financial aid to economically challenged meritorious students

CybageKhushboo, the CSR and philanthropic arm of Cybage Software and a self-sustaining NGO, recently announced its Annual Scholarship Program for 2021-22 in Pune. The announcement aligns with the organizational aim of making quality education accessible to all deserving students. The program helps students from economically weaker backgrounds pursue higher education. Registrations for the Scholarship Program...

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